In this Oct. 8, 2009 file photo, sunlight is seen reflecting on water flowing south in the California Aqueduct near Patterson, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

New LA rate tiers proposed to conserve water

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles officials are calling for tougher restrictions on residential water customers in an effort to conserve during California’s persistent drought. The Daily News reports  Councilmen Mike Bonin and Felipe […]


Screenshot of video from NBC4 Los Angeles of water main break in Venice.

Water main break inundates streets in Venice area

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Residents are mopping up after a water main break flooded streets and the ground-level garages of homes in the Venice area. The Los Angeles Fire Department says approximately 100,000 gallons of […]


The Powerhouse Fire, San Francisquito Canyon. (AP Photo)

Report finds Powerhouse Fire caused by power lines

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Powerhouse Fire was started by electrical power lines, according to a report issued today by the U.S. Forest Service. “The electrical power lines created a competent ignition source,” John Heil […]


Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

LA 20/20 Commission makes recommendations for budget, jobs

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Suffering from chronic budget shortfalls and dwindling numbers of jobs, Los Angeles city officials should take steps to improve accountability at City Hall and bolster economic development activity — including combining […]


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Mayor Eric Garcetti to deliver his 1st State of the City

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti will deliver his first State of the City address today, offering a recap of his first nine months in office and likely giving a preview of the upcoming […]


LA DWP to offer saturday hours to fix billing mix-ups

(CNS) – Four Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customer service centers will open on Saturdays for the next eight weeks, starting with this weekend, so customers can resolve billing problems.   A major overhaul […]


Los Angeles Department of Water and Power  (AP Photo)

LA utility spent $162M on troubled billing system

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A new Los Angeles Department of Water and Power computerized billing system that has overcharged customers and sparked a flood of complaints has cost more than twice the $59 million initially […]


Los Angeles Department of Water and Power  (AP Photo)

Mayor, Council perform damage control on DWP billing problems

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With thousands of customers still receiving inaccurate utility bills following the rollout of a new billing system, the Department of Water and Power should stop sending out water and power shutoff […]


Los Angeles Department of Water and Power  (AP Photo)

LA city council investigates DWP billing snafu

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Several Los Angeles City Council members today sought answers as to why thousands of Department of Water and Power customers received inaccurate utility bills following a $59 million overhaul to the […]


Los Angeles Department of Water and Power  (AP Photo)

Judge unlikely to let DWP keep salaries secret

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has indicated he is unlikely to comply with a request from the city Department of Water and Power to keep the names and salaries of hundreds of […]




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